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Recruitment drive unearths the origins of modern forensic accountancy

Member: Nifa

The early origins of forensic accountancy have come to light from an unexpected source, the latest recruitment drive by the FBI to boost the number of investigators employed to follow the money and unearth evidence of modern crimes from terrorism to espionage, large-scale corporate frauds to the investigation of other complex financial schemes.


It has been revealed that, when America’s Federal Bureau of Investigation was founded in 1908, the original team of thirty four investigators numbered a dozen officers known as bank examiners amongst its ranks. 


Today, around fifteen percent of agents employed by the Bureau qualify as special agent accountants.



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